In the following we inform you about the collection of personal data when using our website.
The term “personal data”, with reference to the definition in Art. 4 No. 1 of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (hereinafter referred to as “Basic Data Protection Regulation” or “DSGVO” for short), refers to all data that can be related to you personally. This includes, for example, name, address, e-mail addresses and user behaviour. With regard to the other terms, in particular the terms “processing”, “responsible party”, “processor” and “consent”, we refer you to the legal data protection definitions of Art. 4 DSGVO.
We process personal data as a matter of principle only to the extent necessary to provide a functioning website and the content and services offered by us. The processing of personal data is only carried out regularly if you have given us your consent within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) DSGVO or if the processing is permitted by statutory provisions, in particular by one of the legal bases specified in Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b) to lit. f) DSGVO.
Your personal data will be deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose of storage no longer applies. Storage may also take place if this is provided for by national or European regulations to which we are subject. In this case, the data will be blocked or deleted when the storage period prescribed in the respective regulations has expired. The latter shall not apply if further storage of the data is necessary for the conclusion or performance of a contract.
If we wish to use contracted service providers for individual functions on our website or use your data for advertising purposes, we will inform you below in detail about the respective processes.
The person responsible within the meaning of Art. 4 No. 7 DSGVO, the other data protection laws applicable in the member states of the European Union and other regulations with provisions of data protection law character:
WST Spannsysteme GmbH
At the Fledderbach 7
49201 Dissen a.T.W.
You can find further details on the responsible office in our imprint.
You have the following rights with regard to your personal data:
the right to information,
the right to rectification and erasure,
the right to limit the processing,
the right to object to the processing,
the right to data portability.
You also have the right to complain to a data protection supervisory authority about the processing of your personal data by us.
Processing of personal data when using our website for information purposes
If you access our website without registering or otherwise providing us with information (“Informational Use”), we only collect the personal data that your web browser sends to our server. If you wish to view our website, we collect the following data, which is technically necessary for us to enable you to view our website and to ensure stability and security:
Date and time of the request
Time zone difference to GMT
Content of the website
Access status (HTTP status)
transferred data volume
Website from which you came to our website
Browser language and version
The aforementioned data is also stored in so-called log files on our servers. These data will not be stored together with other personal data of yours. The collection and temporary storage of the IP address is necessary to enable our website to be displayed on your terminal device. For this purpose, your IP address must be stored for the duration of your visit to our website. The storage in log files serves to ensure the functionality and optimisation of our website as well as to ensure the security of our information technology systems. These data are not evaluated for marketing purposes.
Our legitimate interest in data processing lies in the aforementioned purposes. Legal basis for the collection and temporary storage of the aforementioned data and the log files Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. f) DSGVO.
The above data for the provision of our website will be deleted when the respective session has ended. The collection of the above data for the provision of our website and the storage of this data in log files is mandatory for the operation of our website. There is no possibility to object.
Processing of personal data by cookies
We use so-called cookies on our website. Cookies are small text files that are stored on the storage medium of your terminal device, for example on a hard disk, and through which certain information flows to us as the location that sets the cookie. Cookies cannot execute programs or transmit viruses to your end device. This website uses the following types of cookies, the scope and function of which are explained below.
Cookies that are stored in your web browser:
Transient Cookies: These cookies are automatically deleted when you close your web browser. These include in particular session cookies. They store a so-called session ID, which can be used to assign various requests from your web browser to the joint session. This makes it possible to recognise your terminal device when you return to our website. Session cookies are deleted as soon as you log out or close your web browser.
Persistent cookies: These cookies are automatically deleted after a specified period, which may vary depending on the cookie. You can delete these cookies at any time in the settings of your web browser.
The processing of personal data by the aforementioned cookies serves to make our website more user-friendly and effective for you. Some functions of our website cannot be offered without the use of these cookies. In particular, some functions of our website require that your web browser can be identified even after a page change. The data which is processed by cookies and which is required for the provision of the functions of our website is not used to create user profiles. If cookies are used for analysis purposes, they serve to improve the quality and user-friendliness of our website, its content and functions. They enable us to track how the website is used, what features are used and how often. This enables us to continually improve our services.
Our legitimate interest in data processing lies in the aforementioned purposes. The legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) DSGVO.
The aforementioned cookies are stored on your terminal device and transmitted to our server by it. You can therefore configure the processing of data and information using cookies yourself. In the settings of your web browser, you can make appropriate configurations that enable you, for example, to reject third-party cookies or cookies as a whole. In this context, we would like to point out that you may then not be able to use all the functions of our website properly. In addition, we recommend regular manual deletion of cookies and your browser history.
Further functions and offers of our website
In addition to the aforementioned informational use of our website, we offer various services that you can use if you are interested. For this purpose, it is usually necessary to provide further personal data. We need this data to provide the respective service. The aforementioned data processing principles apply.
To some extent, we use external service providers who have been carefully selected and commissioned by us to process this data. These service providers are bound by our instructions and are regularly checked by us. Insofar as personal data is passed on to third parties in the course of services which we offer jointly with partners, you can find more detailed information in the following descriptions of the individual services. If these third parties are domiciled in a country outside the European Economic Area, you can find more detailed information about the consequences of this circumstance in the following descriptions of the individual services.
How to contact us
If you contact us by e-mail, the personal data you send us with your e-mail will be stored. We also have a contact form on our website which you can use to contact us. The data you enter in the input mask will be transmitted to us and stored.
Information about the inquiry
In addition, we record your IP address and the time of sending. The data will only be used to answer your questions. Insofar as we do not use a third party named below to provide the contact function, the data will not be passed on to third parties.
The processing of the above personal data serves solely to process your enquiries. The processing of further personal data, which arise through the use of the contact form provided on our website, serves to prevent misuse and to ensure the security of our information technology systems.
This is also our legitimate interest in the processing of your personal data. If you have given us your consent, the legal basis for processing this data is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a) DSGVO. In addition, the legal basis for the processing of this data is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) DSGVO, in particular in the event that you send us the data by e-mail. If you wish to work towards the conclusion of a contract through your e-mail, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b) DSGVO constitutes an additional legal basis.
Subject to statutory retention periods, the data will be deleted as soon as we have finally processed your enquiries. If you contact us by e-mail, you can object to the storage of your personal data at any time. We would like to point out that in this case your request cannot be processed any further. You can declare your revocation or objection by sending an e-mail to the e-mail address given in the imprint.
We process and/or store your personal data on a server of an external provider in the European Union. This ensures that the standards and regulations of European data protection law are observed.